Looking For Alternatives to Netflix

@CarolDM (203454)
Nashville, Tennessee
March 14, 2021 6:38pm CST
Subscribed to Netflix a few months ago. Watched Ozark, Longmire, and a few other great series and movies. But the selections seem to be narrowing lately. Nothing very good to watch there for now it seems. Maybe they will load more new shows soon. In the meantime, I have been looking around for alternatives. We have basic cable. So all we need are movie channels. I was reading an interesting article that listed 20 other streaming options. Does anyone have an alternative to suggest that you enjoy?
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@FourWalls (62096)
• United States
14 Mar 21
I suppose that's a benefit to not caring about episodic television: I don't have to worry. When people started "cutting the cord" and getting rid of cable, things were dirt cheap. Now that more people are doing that (and, by extension, the streaming services have more customers than they did have two years ago), the streaming prices are going up. (You Tube, for instance, was $35 when their streaming service started a couple of years ago, and now it's $70. Per month.) Sorry I can't help you, but you can always watch the sun set from Waikiki on a You Tube live camera feed. Not as exciting as CSI, I know, but still.....
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Mar 21
I have noticed the increase as I shop around. I might take you up on that.
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@FourWalls (62096)
• United States
14 Mar 21
@CarolDM -- not exactly like being there, but....
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Mar 21
@FourWalls Oh cool, thanks.
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@rebelann (111154)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Mar 21
Have you tried Hulu? They have a variety of shows and even some old talk shows and game shows. Also, have you tried Amazon Prime? Some of their selections might be exactly what you'd enjoy ..... I couldn't find enough Science Fiction on them but hey, good ones are rare and hard to find.
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@rebelann (111154)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Mar 21
I usually look for series but I know they have a ton of movies @CarolDM
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
16 Mar 21
@rebelann We will see what I can find hopefully.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Not yet, it is on my list to try. I don't need the backs channels, have those already, just movies.
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• United States
15 Mar 21
I use Discovery + (But that's not movies) I use Peacock too, the free version. Let's see.. There' VUDU. I haven't used them in awhile, but I know they have a good selection of free movies sometimes. They also used to give out frequent codes for $2.00 off etc. Do you use a smart tv or do you use something like a roku? i ask because the Roku Channel has a lot of good stuff too.
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• United States
15 Mar 21
@CarolDM Oh okay. I want to actually try the Apple TV app because I saw a preview for a show I think I'd like.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
@ScribbledAdNauseum It is not what I thought it would be. Started out with a few shows, now only one or two have been renewed.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! Apple tv. I will keep looking.
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• Midland, Michigan
14 Mar 21
We use a raku player which has many different apps that have movies. We don't have cable TV at present so can't help you there.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Mar 21
@CarolDM did you see the queens Gambit in Netflix? That was good. I think it was like a mini series. And I watched Anne of green gables and that was good too.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
@MarshaMusselman Yes, about the chess player? I really enjoyed that one.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Mar 21
Thank you!
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@Dena91 (15861)
• United States
15 Mar 21
We have a Roku and only subscribe to SlingTV. It offers us what we want. I hope that you find something you'll be satisfied with or Netflix adds more good content for you soon
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thank you! Me too.
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@DocAndersen (54413)
• United States
15 Mar 21
i have been a Hulu fan for a long time, It really does a great job. Disney + is good but only if there are Star Wars fans in the house!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Sounds good, just looking for movies. But Hulu is on the list to check out. Thanks!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
@DocAndersen Thanks!
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@DocAndersen (54413)
• United States
15 Mar 21
@CarolDM i heard paramount has a new service, but honestly don't really know because I never tried it!
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@stinge (810)
• United States
15 Mar 21
Have you tried Hulu?... Personally I feel like every streaming service has its plus and minuses... If you're looking for movie channels and you have amazon prime and a firestick like I do, you can subscribe to a number of movie channels and cancel at anytime.. HBO, showtime, cinnemax.. I'm waiting for the king kong vs godzilla to come out on hbo max this month. I'm going to subscribe for $8 and cancel it for 1 month.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Not yet, it is on my list, just movies right now is what I am looking for. Thanks! Not a prime member, or an Amazon fan. Appreciate your input.
@prinzcy (32322)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 21
I use whatever available online that doesn't require me to pay for subscription. That would include YouTube. But I don't think it's a good choice for you as you will have to depend on videos being upload there.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
17 Mar 21
I have watched videos there but not movies.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48908)
• United States
15 Mar 21
We watch a lot of television the old fashioned way. It’s still free.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
We do as well, just looking for movie channels.
@wolfgirl569 (95082)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Mar 21
You could check Hulu. I have it but havent looked at the shows there for a long time. Also if you have Amazon Prime they have a large selection.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Many are recommending Hulu. It is on my list. Thanks! No prime here.
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• United States
15 Mar 21
I have Netflix but find it's in a slump lately too. I don't get rid of it because it usually brings new shows that are pretty good. I also have Hulu which I know other people have mentioned here and I just added Discovery +
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
I may drop it and pick it up later if things pick up.
@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
15 Mar 21
i have VIU and netflix. VIU is more on asian dramas and variety shows though
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! Still looking for alternatives.
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@thelme55 (76476)
• Germany
15 Mar 21
I enjoy Netflix for a few weeks now. I don’t have any alternative for you to check. Maybe the others can suggest.
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@thelme55 (76476)
• Germany
16 Mar 21
@CarolDM Good luck. Have a nice Tuesday.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
16 Mar 21
@thelme55 Thanks!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! Still looking.
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• Rupert, Idaho
15 Mar 21
There is Hulu, Peacock, Tubi is a good one and free, Paramount + I like Hulu because they have a lot of the current shows on the following day.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! I have read about those too.
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• Rupert, Idaho
15 Mar 21
@CarolDM No problem, and hope you find a good one
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@kaylachan (57599)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Mar 21
I would probably suggest Tubi, Pluto Filmrise just to name a few. Those are the free channels that I typically watch from time to time.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! I will do that.
@toniganzon (72285)
• Philippines
15 Mar 21
No alternative for you. I always stick with Netflix. Have you seen Lucifer yet? It’s funny.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Tried watching Lucifer, could not get into it. Thanks!
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@yukimori (10144)
• United States
15 Mar 21
We have Disney+ and Hulu as part of my husband's Verizon plan. Disney+ is pretty limited, but I found it good for binging the Marvel movies for a while. Hulu has a broader catalog to choose from. I think most of the stuff we actually watch these days is anime series on Crunchyroll, though. I've only kept Netflix because my kids like watching it.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! Will check it out.
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@Juliaacv (48389)
• Canada
15 Mar 21
We have been streaming in our country for years. Cable and dish companies are not as prevalent as they once were. I hope that you find something suitable.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Mar 21
Thanks! I will keep looking.
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@LindaOHio (155957)
• United States
15 Mar 21
I think Discovery+ is a super bargain. There are about 10 networks that are covered. I think you can get a free 7-day trial. It's $4.99 with commercials and $6.99 without commercials (what we have). We have Hulu too; but I mainly got that to watch Lost again and to see what Manifest was all about. Good luck.
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